In January this year, Logan lost what was one of the best casual fine dining restaurants in the country when The White House of Waterford closed their doors for the final time.

Owners of The White House Bec and Leigh Cobbing said that it was with a heavy heart that they would not be reopening The White House of Waterford and that it was probably the hardest decision they had ever made.

For over seven years the Cobbing’s worked hard on their business and it was a big disappointment for them to have to say goodbye to their pride and joy. However, with the building suffering damage from several recent floods, there were just too many issues to continue.

“I think we achieved a lot there and we are very proud of what we achieved,” said Bec.

La Casetta Truck
La Casetta Truck

“We had this (La Casetta food truck) in the pipeline and with everything happening it was time for a change.”

The pair launched their new business, La Casetta Italian Kitchen (Little House in Italian), an Italian-inspired gourmet food truck and catering company based in Logan City not long after they left the building in Waterford.  

They are specialising in creating custom menus for all types of events, from corporate functions to wedding receptions and private parties.


La Casetta has been a big hit with people all over the South East and plenty of previous customers have been supporting them with private events. The pair are booked out every Saturday night until late June.

With events around Logan beginning to heat up, they attended their first two events as a food truck this month with great success.

“The Beenleigh Rum Distillery was our very first night out and it was the first time in a long time where I have gone ‘are we okay at this’, it was intense,” laughed Leigh.

Currently it is just the two of them working in the truck, but they are hoping to expand soon with some junior staff.

“We didn’t know what to expect as we are starting again from scratch,” said Bec.

“While it is mostly private catering events, we will fill the gaps with events like the Butter Factory Breakfast Markets.

“Obviously we want to get out into the community and get people to know us as well, the new us.

“Our motto is Pizza, Pasta, Balls and for some of the smaller private catering events we can do like pop-ups where we bring our portable pizza ovens and grills.”


For those who were fans of The White House and are missing items from the menu, when hired for a function there are some rather special options that can be discussed.  

“We’re trying to bring the experience and the food without the building,” said Bec.

Bec and Leigh are enjoying the food truck life due to the flexibility and it being a lot of fun.

There are some big plans already taking off in the background with a second truck planned for the end of the year.

For now, Bec and Leigh can be found at an event where they are smiling and ready to serve you a gourmet meal in a cardboard plate with some wooden cutlery that will bring back memories of Logan’s most casual fine dining experience.

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